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Warning for the west coast; Radiation levels from Japan

Discussion in 'Technology / Science' started by Beefbisquit, Nov 9, 2013.

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    Beefbisquit

    Beefbisquit Well-Known Member

    [video=youtube_share;iTqzqoKMLEg]http://youtu.be/iTqzqoKMLEg[/video]

    This is pretty scary, if it's accurate. Possible North American west coast evacuation?
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    Doer

    Doer Well-Known Member

    I've been saying...we are a bunch of foolish monkeys playing with fire. We are the fools that defeat all foolproof. Not worthy and too confused, silly little monkeys.

    Oh, wait. Another earthquake. 95% in the next 3 years!!!!!

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    Doer

    Doer Well-Known Member

    Evacuate the West Coast. Are ya deef?
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    burgertime2010

    burgertime2010 Well-Known Member

    This is too much to process. The stats don't sound good.
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    Doer

    Doer Well-Known Member

    Oh good. Nothing to worry about...

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/07/fukushima-nuclear-cleanup-spent-fuel

    Later this month the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), will begin removing more than 1,500 fuel assemblies from the pool, the first step in a decommissioning process expected to last at least three decades.


    On Thursday, the Guardian witnessed Tepco's preparations for an unprecedented operation that the utility's critics claim has the potential to end in disaster.


    The risk posed to the reactor by earthquakes and other natural catastrophes has made removal of the fuel – 1,331 spent assemblies and 202 fresh ones – a matter of urgency. An event similar to the 9.0 magnitude quake that crippled the plant on 11 March 2011 could collapse the fuel pool altogether, some observers say, leading to the leaking of huge quantities of radiation into the atmosphere. Tepco, however, insists the structure could withstand such a quake.
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    So, the plant didn't protect the reactor the first time. And they will say that the cracked fuel pool, already tottering high in the back, above the reactor, will hold for a second event?

    Double=think is everywhere. If it is 95% chance of a 7.5 or above in three years..and 30 years to remove it all, that makes highly unlikely this will succeed.

    They meant the West Coast of Japan.....right? RIGHT???
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    burgertime2010

    burgertime2010 Well-Known Member

    I find it hard to believe a 7.5 magnitude earthquake is 95% certain. That is a very large earthquake and somewhat rare. I wonder how these #'s are derived.
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    racerboy71

    racerboy71 bud bootlegger

    I was just going to say doer, why are they evacuating the west coast of the us when pretty much nothing is being done In Japan ffs..
    It really is an eff'ed situation, and I don't really seeing it getting much coverage on main stream media, not that I can stand to watch the news anyhoo..
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    Beefbisquit

    Beefbisquit Well-Known Member

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    Heisenberg

    Heisenberg The Glacier

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    Doer

    Doer Well-Known Member

    Good point, Mr. H. He has made his career on controversy. Main backer of the AGW foul up long before we had any data.

    OTH, we know the Science establishment has closed ranks. And much of that is about the AGW handwaving, Big oil fails, supposedly.

    So, in that, he is something of a turncoat. The double=think would have him supporting Nukes.

    Therefore, I sense the grain of truth.
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    ginjawarrior

    ginjawarrior Well-Known Member

    bad cases of radiophobia





    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Radiophobia
    http://nuclearradiophobia.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://energyfromthorium.com/radiophobia-the-fear-of-radiation/

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